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Dennis Leonard “Denny” Goodwin

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Dennis Leonard “Denny” Goodwin

Age 67, of Weston, WV, died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born May 29, 1944 in Orlando, a son of the late Wilburt B. Goodwin and Helen Lucille Bennett Goodwin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Paul Goodwin; and two brothers, Donnie Goodwin and David Goodwin.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret Dale Cummings Goodwin; one daughter, Connie Sprouse and husband Jim of Weston; one son, Donnie Goodwin and wife Nicki of Morgantown; one sister, Helen Boggs and husband Doug of Parkersburg; two brothers, Danny Goodwin of Vienna, and Larry Goodwin and wife Sue of Vienna; three grandsons, Jimmy Sprouse, Brian Sprouse and Elijah Sprouse; one granddaughter, Ashley Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

Denny worked as an equipment operator with the West Virginia Department of Highways.

He had previously coached Little League Baseball in Lewis County for several years.

He was Methodist by faith.

Friends called from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services was held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 23, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron McCauley officiating.

Interment will follow in Orlando Cemetery.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

Mabel Elizabeth Cozzens

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Mabel Elizabeth Cozzens

Age 87, of Beverly, WV, died Wednesday (May 23, 2012) at Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born January 31, 1925, in Cairo, WV to Carl and Gertrude Hanlon Jackson.

She was a graduate of Garfield High School in Akron.

Mabel was a member of the Beverly Baptist Church.

She enjoyed quilting and knitting, and was an avid reader.

Mabel is survived by her son, Richard Cozzens of Panama City, FL; two daughters, Janet Cozzens of Beverly and Betty Ford (Steven) of Woodstock, GA; a brother, Glenn Jackson (Shirley) of Iuka, Miss.; a sister, Marilyn Fidler of Corinth, Miss.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert, in 1992 and a sister, Evelyn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday (May 30, 2012) at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with Dennis Walburn conducting the service.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Burial will be in Rainbow Cemetery.

Hayden Eugene “Gene” Perkey

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Hayden Eugene “Gene” Perkey

Age 79, of Sykesville, MD, formerly of Weston, WV, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, MD.

Born Septenber 28, 1932, in Kinchelo, he was the son of the late Hayden D. and Alma L. Francis Perkey.

He was the husband of the late Marlene Perkey.

He was a 1950 graduate of Weston High School. He retired from Baltimore Gas and Electric after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving are sons and daughters.in.law Kevin Eugene and Janet Perkey, of Elkton, MD and Douglas Eric and Kathy Perkey of Mount Pleasant, SC; stepdaughters Nancy Revella and Diana Derenberger, both of NC, and Jeanne Brown, of Owings Mills, MD; a brother, Corde; sisters and brothers.in.law Joan and George Duffy, of Ellicott City, MD and Janice and Charlie Gum, of Summersville; grandchildren Rachael, Kyle and Renee Perkey; and former spouse, Margaret Jean Graham, of Myrtle Beach, SC.

He was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Hayden Perkey; and siblings Arnold Love, Ralph Perkey, Marion Daniel Perkey, Clarence Perkey and Lucille Campbell.

Friends called Monday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville, MD.

Interment followed at Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll County Alliance of Support and Hope, to fund Homeless Resource Day 2012, c/o 1232 Tech Ct., Westminster, MD 21157; or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.

Irene Moneypenny

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Irene Moneypenny

Age 85 of 616 West 2nd Street, Weston, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 at her residences following an extended illness.

She was born on November 01, 1926: daughter of the late Dewey L. Moody and Alice P. (West) Moody.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband Charles L. Moneypenny on April 06, 1984.

Irene is survived by two brothers Kendall Moody of Weston, Austin Moody and wife Tina of Keystone Heights, Florida, and two sisters Verna E. Everett Stewartstown, Pennsylvania Roberta King of Weston.

Irene is also survived by several nieces and Nephews, and one special care giver Darrell Foster.

Irene was Methodist by faith. She attended the Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Irene was a graduate of Weston High School with class of 1945. Irene worked in many different fields she worked as a nurse aid, sales associate for Secret Furniture, and her and her husband where one time co-owners of M & M Motors where she held the position of manager.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM.

Funeral services will follow visitation and be held from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.

Interment will follow funeral services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church in memory of Irene Moneypenny.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Irene Moneypenny.

Joseph Hefler III

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Joseph Hefler III

Age 60, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away May 24, 2012 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 28, 1952 in Ohio, the son of the late Joseph and Juanita Burrows Hefler.

He worked many years at Gould Inc., located in East Cleveland, Ohio. He was the local “Mr. Fix-it” in his community. He loved getting his hands on almost anything just to get it up and running again. He had many ideas for improving his community and property.

Surviving are his son, Joseph Hefler, IV, grandsons Gavin G. Neimann, Joseph Hefler V, granddaughter Jiana M. Colini, uncle Myrul (Jean) Burrows, and aunt Reva Hanshaw.

He was recently preceded in death by his beloved mother Juanita. Also preceded in death by his father, Joseph, uncles Thurl, Byrul, Earl, Gerald, and Clifford, and aunts Leota, Oleta, Geneva and Virginia.

Graveside services will be held Monday May 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM at the Nobe Cemetery with the Rev. Barry Miller officiating.

Funeral services arranged by the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, WV.

Lorrena Rae Richards

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Lorrena Rae Richards

Age 42 of West Union, WV, Shirley Community, passed away May 23, 2012 as a result of a tragic auto accident in Tyler County.

She was born July 29, 1969 in Weirton, WV a daughter of the late James Leo Lasure and Bonnie (Booher) Nay of West Union, Canton Run Community.

Lorrena worked at the West Union Garment Factory and Alice’s Diner for over 15 years. She was also a cook at the Industrial Home in Salem. She loved people and her pets. Her family was most important to her.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband Eric D. Richards of Shirley, siblings: Edward Lasure of Canton Run, Susan Bucek of Daytona Beach, FL, Cindy Renshaw of Dallas, GA, Christina Pratt of Wilbur, WV, Tammy Miller of Fairmont, Melissa James of Cumming, GA, Regina Berger of Daytona Beach, FL and Timothy Lasure of Shirley, WV.

She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and her special four legged children she so dearly loved.

Funeral services will be Sunday 2PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Evangelist John Rockhold III officiating.

Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery at Shirley.

Visitation will be Saturday 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Otis Lowell Reed

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Otis Lowell Reed

Age 80, of Weston, WV, died May 22, 2012, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg died of a stroke following surgery.

He was the son of the late Orris and Hallie Reed of Weston.

During the Korean War he served in the USAF as a gunner aboard a B-29. He subsequently graduated from West Virginia University and worked for 35 years as a writer for the Boeing Company in the Philadelphia area. In retirement he produced a World War I aviation history, several books on aspects of Lewis County history, and busied himself with other local historic matters.

He was a member of the American Legion. He worked tirelessly to preserve Weston’s Arnold Edwards home and the Old Weston State Hospital. He supported many local groups, among them the Mountaineer Military Museum, the Louis Bennett Public Library, and the no-kill pet shelter, “Adopt a Friend.”

While living in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, he was an avid supporter of Community Theater and worked for over 20 years as a set designer, scenic painter, playwright, and a bit player.

In 1953, he married Betty Lou Cutlip Reed, who survives; also surviving: daughters Brenda Lee Reed of Weston and Linda L. Reed of Philadelphia; sister, Karen Brown of Weston, and an older sister, Judy A. Given, is deceased.

He requested that his ashes be interred at the Masonic Cemetery, or as he put it “Some such outlandish place.”

Visitation will be Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, followed by Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mountaineer Military Museum or the “Adopt A Friend” no-kill pet shelter. Both are located in Weston.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Otis Lowell Reed.

Marilyn Lee (Deem) Hatfield

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Marilyn Lee (Deem) Hatfield

Age 80, of Liberty Avenue, Grafton, WV, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012.

She was born in Cairo, WV, March 24, 1932, a daughter of the late Clark Jackson Deem and Janet Louise (Shook) Deem.

Her husband, Henry Arthur Hatfield, survives.

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Brenda (Hatfield) McCauley and husband Keith, of Grafton; one son, Brian Clark Hatfield and wife Arnetta (Wilson), of Grafton.

Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, today, from 2:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 26, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Evangelist Kevin Lowe officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at the IOOF Cemetery in Harrisville, WV, at approximately 1:30 PM.

Interment will follow.

Robert M. “Mike” Allman

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Robert M. “Mike” Allman

Age 60, of Route 1, Buckhannon, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 23, 1951, in Lewis County, a son of Robert D. Allman and the late Lou Jeanne Stalnaker Allman.

Also preceding him in death was his daughter, Marcella Dawn Allman.

Surviving are his wife, Diane L. Smith Allman, who he married on August 11, 1972; his father, Robert and wife, Sammie Allman, of Lorentz; two sons, Robert M. Allman II of Buckhannon and Jesse L. Allman and wife, Heather; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Brown, Robert M. Allman III, Gavin L. Allman, Jeremy W. Allman and Tyler M. Allman; brother, William ‘Bill’ Allman and wife, Sharon; and sister, Sharon Tomblyn and husband, Jim, all of Lorentz; and several nieces and nephews and many friends, especially his best friend, Huey.

Mr. Allman was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a rural carrier and part of the National Stewards Taskforce. He was a state steward for 16 years and two years as state president for the WVRLCA. Also during his career, he was a rural carrier manager/officer in charge of Belington, Jane Lew and Ireland. Mr. Allman was also part of the Quality of Work Life District Joint Steering Committee. In his time as a state steward, he helped many rural carriers throughout the state and will be missed by all.

Mike graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1969 and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. He graduated from Glenville State College, where he was member of the TKE fraternity. Mike spent a lot of time coaching soccer and wrestling through his children’s younger years and had refereed soccer in Buckhannon.

He was a Methodist by faith.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM today at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon, where services will be Friday, May 25, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating.

Burial will follow in Lorentz Cemetery.

Stewart, William L. “Bill”

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Stewart, William L. “Bill”

best known as Coach Stew, was called to a higher position on May 21, 2012.

Bill was born in Grafton, WV, on June 11, 1952, to the late Blaine Eugene and Roberta Lee Rutherford Stewart.

Those left behind to cherish his memory, while carrying on his legacy, include his loving wife, Karen Kacor Stewart; one son, William Blaine Stewart, at home; one brother, Ted Stewart and his wife Debby of Raleigh, NC; his father- and mother-in-law, Ted and Gretchen Kacor; additional in-laws Becky and Gerald Kooser, Debbie and Percy Talkington, John and Mindy Kacor; Gretchen and Rob Fauber, and Tom Kacor; several nieces and nephews; and numerous players that Stew coached through the years.

Bill was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and a devoted husband, father, and friend.

After guiding West Virginia University to a remarkable 48-28 victory against Oklahoma in one of the most memorable and significant wins in school history at the 2008 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., Stewart was named West Virginia University’s 32nd head football coach on January 03, 2008 a day after that impressive triumph.

He followed up the Oklahoma victory with three consecutive nine-win seasons, including trips to the Meineke Car Care, Gator, and Champs Sports bowls. Stewart’s nine victories in 2008 represented the most ever by a first-year Mountaineer coach, and his 28-12 career mark included a .700 winning percentage that ranks fifth among all WVU grid coaches. His BIG EAST championship in 2010 was the school’s sixth at the time.

Bill coached 31 players to All-BIG EAST accolades in his three seasons, including quarterback Pat White, who became the NCAA’s all-time leading rushing quarterback and the first in college football history to win four straight bowl games as a starting quarterback. Stewart saw 14 of his West Virginia players drafted by NFL teams, and he led two Mountaineer squads to Top 25 finishes in 2008 and 2009, while his 2010 team was ranked for several weeks during the 2010 season.

The New Martinsville native was no stranger to Morgantown, the state of West Virginia, or to the college football world as his coaching experience was vast and varied.

Prior to being named head coach at WVU, Stewart spent eight years on the West Virginia staff under WVU coaches Don Nehlen and Rich Rodriguez, working with the Mountaineer tight ends, and serving as associate head coach in 2007 after spending the prior seven seasons coaching the quarterbacks. He also had the role of special teams coordinator under Rodriguez. It was Nehlen who brought him back to his home state in 2000 as quarterbacks coach, and Stewart helped guide the squad to a winning season and Music City Bowl victory in Nehlen’s final game.

His lengthy coaching resume began at Fairmont State, where he was a student assistant coach for a season, before becoming an assistant coach at Sistersville High School in 1975. In 1977, he moved to Salem College, where he was assistant football and head track coach for two seasons. In 1979, he moved to the University of North Carolina (1980); he was later an assistant at Marshall (1980), William & Mary (1981-83), Navy (1984), North Carolina (1985-87), Arizona State (1988-89), and Air Force (1990-93). Aside from the 10 bowl games he coached in at West Virginia, Stewart was also a part of bowl squads at North Carolina and Air Force.

In 1994, Stewart became head football coach at VMI for three seasons. His 1995 team was the highest scoring (24.5 ppg.) squad in VMI history, and Keydet running back Thomas Haskins set a I-AA rushing record with 5,349 yards.

Bill came to WVU in January 2000, from the Canadian Football League, where he served as offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1999, tutoring two all-conference receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher. As offensive line coach for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes in 1998, Stewart’s line blocked for Mike Pringle, the first 2,000-yard rusher in CFL history.

Bill was a 1975 education graduate from Fairmont State where he was a three-year letterman and team captain for the WVIAC champions in 1974. He later earned his master’s degree in health and physical education from WVU in 1977. Before transferring to Fairmont State, Stewart played on the WVU freshman football team under legendary coach Bobby Bowden and was the head coach of the Mountaineers against Florida State in Bowden’s final game in the 2010 Gator Bowl.

Bill was a vastly popular figure nationally and statewide, especially with his players who loved playing for him. He was once quoted as saying, “I’m going to be judged on the wins. I know that. However, what I do with these young men’s lives, I’m being judged by the Master Coach. And that’s why I lay down every night and sleep very well.“

Friends may call at the Morgantown Event Center, Waterfront Place, on Thursday from 2:00 to 9:00 PM.

A private mass will be held for Bill’s close friends, family, coaches, and players at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Friday with Fathers Rev. Leon Alexander and Rev. Mark G. Ward, CP, VF, as co-celebrants.

The funeral procession will be leaving St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 2:00 PM for a 4:00 PM honorary salute at the Magnolia High School Football Field.

Burial will follow at the Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Bill Stewart Memorial Community Fund, c/o the Greater Morgantown Community Trust, P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507.

McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Morgantown, is in charge of arrangements.

Remembering the Jones Brothers

Roberta Shearer-Faile and her sister Rachel Osborne grew up hearing the story of the Jones Brothers of Clay County.

Shearer-Faile tells MetroNews she was disappointed to learn so few people, even in the community, knew the story.  The two ladies set out to change that.

“No other family in our county has given so much for the freedom of our country than the Jones family,“ said Shearer-Faile. “Very few families in our whole country have given so much.“

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The family grew up in the community of Hartland in Clay County.  There were seven children and five were boys.  Their father died in a sawmill accident about a year before the first of his sons shipped out to World War II.  Eventually, all five were called to the service in the conflict.  Three of them never returned.

The oldest, Ozro Jones was 28 when he was killed on New Guinea in 1943.  Burman Jones was an Army private was 24 when he was killed during the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945.  Brother Johnnie Jones was 27 and a signalman for the Army when he was killed five months later on Okinawa just weeks before the Japanese surrender. 

Eugene Jones returned from the war and stayed on with the U.S. Army.  However, he was killed in a training exercise with the paratroopers in 1950 over Fort Benning, Georgia.

“He was an instructor,“ said Shearer-Faile. “They were in a glider and it crashed.“

The fifth brother, William Lawson Jones served his full career with the US Air Force and died of natural causes in 1994.  All five are buried in the same cemetery side-by-side in a cemetery near their home place. 

“The three who were killed in the war were buried temporarily overseas, but they brought them back and had the funerals for all three of them at the same time at the old Clay Funeral Home,“ said Shearer-Faile. “Then they took their bodies by horse-drawn carriages up on the hill and buried them.“

The sisters approached the County Commission and then the legislature about naming a bridge which was under construction at the time the Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge.  The bridge crosses the Elk River on Route 16 at Hartland where the brothers grew up. 

“We knew there was going to be a new bridge build down here. To be honest, we didn’t want it named after a politician.“ she said. “Since we started this project it’s amazing of the number of people in our county who had never heard of them.“

A ceremony at 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon, May 19, 2912 at the bridge was officially dedicated in honor of the five brothers.

A number of distant relatives of the men attended the ceremony.

Scenes from the funeral of three of the Jones brothers in Clay
All three were killed in action in World War II

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West Virginia’s Elected Leaders React to Bill Stewart’s Death

All five members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin released statements following Monday’s death of former Mountaineer football coach Bill Stewart.

 

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U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller: THE PASSING OF BILL STEWART

“I was saddened to learn about the death of Bill Stewart this afternoon. Bill loved West Virginia, and he loved the student-athletes he worked with. My heart aches for his wife, Karen, and their son, Blaine, and we should all keep the Stewart family in our thoughts and prayers.”

 

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin: WEST VIRGINIA LOST ONE OF ITS BEST CITIZENS

“West Virginia truly lost one of its best citizens today, but my friend Bill Stewart leaves behind a lifetime of memories and love for our state,” Senator Joe Manchin said. “It has been my privilege to be able to call Bill my friend ever since his days playing ball at Fairmont State. From the moment I met him, I knew that you never had to worry about Bill’s enthusiasm; he had enough for all of us.

“Bill was a proud West Virginian in every sense of the word, and he was the best cheerleader this state ever had. For me and Gayle, our hearts go out to Bill’s wife, Karen, and his son, Blaine. I hope that they know just how much Bill meant to the people of this state and how much we all will miss him.”

 

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Third District Congressman Nick Rahall:

“From New Martinsville to the world stage of the Fiesta Bowl, Bill Stewart was a winner. As importantly, he was equally if not more proud of being a native of the Mountain State. Leave no doubt. No doubt. Coach Stewart was a mentor, a man of character. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

 

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Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito:

“My family and I are deeply saddened to hear that Bill Stewart died unexpectedly today. Always kind and humorous, Bill was a loving husband, father and coach. As a respected West Virginia football coach, Bill touched the lives of hundreds of student athletes. He could not have been nicer to me and my family whenever we cheered on his team at Mountaineer games. He will be truly missed, and our hearts and prayers go to his family. He will forever be remembered in Mountaineer nation.”

 

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First District Congressman David McKinley: Tragic Death of Coach Bill Stewart

“This is a sad day for our entire state,” said Rep. David B. McKinley. “Bill was an outstanding person who touched thousands of lives. I am personally saddened because Bill and I knew each other for years. Bill represented the University in the best possible way. He was a solid individual and a man of true character. My wife and I were so proud when this New Martinsville native was named head coach of the Mountaineers. Please join me in praying for his wife, Karen; son, Blaine and their entire family.”

Jean Elizabeth Spence

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Jean Elizabeth Spence

Age 88, of Joker, WV, Calhoun County, WV, formerly of Parksville Grantsville, WV.

She was born in Eagle Valley, NY and was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Myra Burris Carley.

She was employed at Sears Roebuck Company and Days Inn, both of Liberty, NY.

Surviving are one daughter, Maureen Wright of Joker, WV, a grandson, Daniel Wright of Joker, WV, two granddaughters, Lani Nead and Coleen Hare, both of Livingston Manor, NY. Two great grandsons, Justin Hare and Ryan Nead, both of Livingston Manor, NY, three great granddaughters, Jamie Pawlak and Kaitlyn Hare, both of Livingston Manor, NY and Abigail Wright of Joker. One cousin, Nancy Lavelle of Livingston Manor, NY.

Graveside services will be held at Bryner Chapel Cemetery Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Glen McBride, Jr. officiating.

Funeral arrangements provided by the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV.

Geraldine “Gerry” Gatrell

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Geraldine “Gerry” Gatrell

Age 70, departed this life Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Mount Airy, NC.

She was born September 22, 1941 in Doddridge County, WV, a daughter of the late Oley and Grace Henderson Morgan.

Gerry was a 1959 graduate of the former Pennsboro High School and completed college classes through West Virginia State College and Parkersburg Community College. She worked for 30 years for the Ritchie County Board of Education, with 27 of those years she was the school secretary at Creed Collins Elementary School, Pennsboro, WV. Her interests in the community were evidenced by her participation in numerous community endeavors. She was awarded the lifetime PTO membership and was a lifetime member of the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association. She was always active in many community projects as a devoted member of the Pennsboro Woman’s Club where she held many offices. She had served as a Pennsboro City Councilwoman.

Gerry is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Alicia Gatrell, Fayetteville, NC, Dennis and Cinda Gatrell, Indian Trail, NC, and David and Jeannie Gatrell, Huntington, WV; sisters, Phyllis Williams, VA , Carolyn Bunner, Navarre, OH, Shirley Grey, St. Marys, WV, and Linda Spicer, Williamstown, WV; brother, Jim Morgan, Williamstown, WV; grandchildren, Megan, Tyler Jordan, Morgan, Casey, Tyler Ray, Derek, Ryan, Nick, Lauren, and Lacey; great-grandchildren, Lainey and Liana and faithful companion Poochie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Larry Gatrell; brother, O.R. “Sonny” Morgan.

Gerry will be dearly missed by all her friends and family.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the McCullough-Rogers funeral home, Pennsboro, WV, with the Evangelist Terry Jones officiating.

Burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron, WV, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM on Thursday.

Gerry’s request is in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Pennsboro Woman’s Club, 303 Masonic Ave., Pennsboro WV 26415.

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